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An Analysis of the Millennial Generation

Activity Description

Millennial Generation

Students will look at data showing how the “millennial” generation differs from other generations. They will analyze and evaluate social changes evident in the data. Then they will work with a partner to compose a newsletter.

Suggested Grade Level


Approximate Time Required

180 Minutes

Learning Objectives

  • Students will be able to analyze information about societal changes during millennials’ young adulthood and determine how the millennial generation differs from other generations.
  • Students will be able to create and present a newsletter explaining characteristics of millennials as young adults in the United States.

Materials Required

  • The student version of this activity, 8 pages
  • A computer, with Internet access and Microsoft Word, for at least each partner group

Activity Items

The following item is part of this activity.

  • New Census Bureau Statistics Show How Young Adults Today Compare With Previous Generations in Neighborhoods Nationwide.

Teacher Notes

Blooms Taxonomy

Blooms Taxonomy


Students will analyze and create a newsletter using data from 1980 to 2013.


High School Sociology


  • Millennials
  • Roles of young adults in society
  • Social structure

Skills Taught

  • Analyzing change over time
  • Comparing and contrasting
  • Interviewing
  • Public speaking and presenting


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